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Embrace the Waste
October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In this virtual hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to make a loom from upcycled packaging items and weave with plastic yarn.
In “Embrace the Waste,” artist Natalie Yap weaves with resources which are accessible and available at home, items such as single use disposable bags and packaging waste, cardboard, plastic cups, and even single use forks.
This workshop not only highlights the abundance of resources that are often taken as “waste” or disposable, but also provides instruction for ways to creatively engage with these materials. Participants will learn how to make a loom from everyday packaging items and also weave with plastic yarn! In sharing ways to be resourceful, Yap hopes that we can stop to consider the waste we do produce and be more intentional about our consumption.
This is a free to attend workshop, with the suggested $5 donation to Natalie for her time, facilitation and knowledge sharing.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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In a little over two years, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized 3 festivals with over 170 events representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
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